Serafina Says Farm will be one of two tenants leasing land at Canton's Historic Bristol Farm, according to farmer Tara Tranguch.
Serafina Says will offer organically grown, non-GMO, vegetables, sprouts, microgreens and wheatgrass as well as Farm to Table Wellness classes. Tranguch said she will lease two and a half acres of the property along Route 44.
“Being able to access good farmland is a critical obstacle for new farmers,” Tranguch stated in a press release. “Bristol’s Farm understands the need to keep farmland in production and they support new farmers. I am thrilled to be farming such historic farmland and to be working with the Bristol family.”
Tranguch said the farm will grow 32 types of vegetables, including heirloom varieties, and will offer an 18-week community supported agriculture program, in which people pay ahead of time for a farm share and come for weekly "shares" of produce.
The farm will also be part of the Incubator Farmer Program at the Community Farm of Simsbury and offer Farm to Table Wellness classes from June to October.
Tranguch said she believes eating fresh produce is a key element to healthy living and nutrition.
She feels that whole foods and largely plant-based diets can help prevent disease and make people feel better.
"That's the model I want to see, which is why I'm complimenting the CSA with the wellness classes," she said.
Tranguch apprenticed at Devon Point Farm in Woodstock, CT, last year.
For 15 years, Tranguch was in the corporate telecom industry.
Her business experience is helping with farming efforts, she said.
“Farming requires a lot of logistics and planning," she said.
A second farmer is also leasing land at Bristol’s and will primarily be doing wholesale sales, Tranguch said.
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